Jon L. Lyons


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Masardis - Jon L. Lyons, 74, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at a Presque Isle hospital, with his girls by his side. He was born September 19, 1944, in Island Falls, a son of the late Rodney and Mary "Stella" (Blinn) Lyons, and graduated from Lee Academy, Class of 1962.
He enlisted with the U.S. Army in the winter of 1962, served in Germany during peacetime, and was a lifetime member of the AmVets. Jon followed his grandfather's path and made a career out of working for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, starting as a clerk and working his way up to Supervisor of Trains and Customer Service, until his retirement in 2000. He enjoyed much of what the Northern Maine woods had to offer, especially hunting and fishing around St. Croix Stream, or heading to his favorite spot in the world, his camp at Griswold.
He is survived by three daughters, Shauna Goulet and her husband Tony of Masardis, Margaret Lewin and her husband Herman of Ashland, and Kimberly Holmes and her husband Preston of Portage; one sister, Sheila Buckingham and her husband Leon of Ashland; "Papa's kids", his nine grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha, Taylor, Stephanie, Cassidy, Haleigh, Morgan, Brady and Griffin; two great-granddaughters, Quinn and Aoife; a special cousin, Dana Lyons; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Sheila (Boone) Lyons in 2016; an infant daughter, Michelle Lea Lyons; and a brother, Sheldon Lyons.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Lajoie Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St./P.O. Box 39, Ashland, with Pastor Don Morton officiating. Relatives and friends may greet the family Thursday 6 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday morning 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Masardis Municipal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jon's name may be made to: Sheila Lyons Scholarship Fund, c/o Tracy Long, P.O. Box 289, Ashland, ME 04732. To share condolences online, please visit
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Robert House classmate
Jul 15, 2019
Sorry for your loss. ❤️🙏🏻
Judy Cobb Mallett
Jul 10, 2019
On behalf of the Lee Academy Alumni Association, I send heartfelt condolences to Jon's family and friends. Jon was a classmate, friend, team-mate and dorm brother to many at Lee Academy. He is remembered with fondness, especially by his classmates of 1962. As we meet for our annual reunion, we will publicly remember Jon. We send our very best to Jon's family at this sad time. Judy Cobb Mallett
Wayne and Judy Estey
Jul 10, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Jon was such a nice guy and always with his big smile and a hug. Our mom's were dear friends and I remember playing here in Oxbow with Jon and Sheldon.
Sue & Dennis Durrell
Jul 09, 2019
Jon was a very nice guy. Always had a smile. He will truly be missed. You have our deepest sympathy.
cousin Molly
Jul 08, 2019
What a great time growing up with you in the wood of Masardis. It was always a treat going to Aunt Stella’s to visit our cousins. The river and all the special memories I shared with Jon, Sheldon and Sheila will never be forgotten. You will be missed Jon and my prayers are with your family and friends. God Bless you always,

Your Cousin

Molly Swett Dumont
Bo Knight
Jul 06, 2019
I didn't get to meet my uncle Jon, and aunt Sheila until I was 15 years old. Before I knew it I could talk to her about anything she was my mentor. Uncle Jon was always my HERO. As much as I will miss his laughter, a nd everything else that came with him. I'm glad that they are together again. I LOVE AND MISS YOU OLD MAN....
Sherry Tripp Newhouse
Jul 06, 2019
Sheila, I'm so sorry for your loss. i remember John from when we were in elementary school and I spent a lot of overnights at your house; especially sad for you with both of your brothers gone. Take comfort in the tons of condolences that I'm sure you're receiving
Herman Archer
Jul 06, 2019
God Bless Jon and all who loved him..
From Herman, the B&A Radioman
Lisa Flewelling-Haney
Jul 05, 2019
Dear Kimmy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Take care....
Aunt Alice Lyons and Bonnie judkins cousin
Jul 05, 2019
With our deepest sympathy to you and your family
John will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace cousin
Roxanne and Andy Tardie
Jul 05, 2019
Much love sent to the Family. Thinking of you all and hoping you all find comfort in knowing he will always be with you.
Lisa Harris
Jul 05, 2019
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. 💕
Cade Wright
Jul 05, 2019
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and hugs to you Shauna.
Margie Cox
Jul 05, 2019
Sending comfort and love. Hugging all of you.
Ammon & Helena Dow
Jul 05, 2019
We were very sad to hear that Uncle Jon had passed on Tuesday. Please know that our love and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Jul 05, 2019